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TP-LINK TL-WN821N Wireless N USB Adapter 802.11B/G/N

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Part #: TL-WN821N

SKU: 41172
Shipping Weight: 0.4 lbs
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Experience: 1 Years


One of the cheaper ones out there
reception is not too well in my house
We have been using this for the past year or so, for my sister s computer and I have to say the wi fi is awfully slow on it.. The distance is about 10m away, but other laptops have better reception in her room than her desktop. Would not recommend for long range use

Bok Fei_C
Experience: 2 Weeks


this device works , great signal
this device did not properly install on win7 64bit
this device did not reconnect after shutdown
this device require to replug into computer after every shut down
i do not know if there is a fix for this problem
i have the version 2.8
drivers does not work with my computer .
it is a hassle to replug after every shutdown
i have other tp-link product for my XP and it works great.. just no luck with win7 ultimate 64bit

** i give this device 1/5 stars because there is no way to find the order id on the receipt to write a review for 1&2 stars

Experience: 4 Days


easy to set up, fast speed
too big to really use it for laptop
It was very easy to set up on windows 7, up and running within 5 mins. Speed steady at 130 mbps, much faster than the laptop built-in adaptor, and even faster than most other usb adaptors tested.

It is quite bulky, but it does continue to maintain a steady 130 mbps signal, have not seen any other wireless adaptors, including the built-in ones deliver that kind of steady performance.

This review was modfied by poster @ 07-07-11 07:21 AM

Experience: 15 Days


Easy installation
Works great
win7 compatible
HDX1000 compatible
not good for streaming HD video
I bought this adapter specifically for my hdx1000 set top box hoping i would no longer require a network cable. boy was i wrong. the HD streaming is just as bad as any wireless.

other than that it's a great product. installation was very easy if you know a bit about networking.

I recommend if you're just using it to browse the internet, but definitely not for HD streaming or file sharing. pretty much on par with all other wireless devices :)

Experience: 30 Days


Solid signal, and no issues with any router so far when roaming coffee shops.
Loves Linux
Gets pretty warm when used for long periods of time.
Very bulky, its like plugging in a brick.
Bought this in-store start of april and it has worked perfecvtly trhe whole time. While it does get quite warm and is huge for a adapter. it worked fine on a friends Windows 7.

I have yet to find a distro of Linux that does not like this adapter. I have a dev-box that has approx 10 different releases of Linux and all of them recognised the adapter. Debian 5.0, ubuntu 9.04,9.10, 10.04 even server editions 64 bit all had no issue with the adpater.

Unfortunatly best I can tell they no longer make this adapter such is progress. but if you manage to find one and run Linux buy it you wont be disappointed.

Experience: 2 Days


Easy to install.
Good price.
Comes with USB extention cable.
Good connection speed.
Bought one and really like it.
It's so easy to install under Vista 64 bit without a glitch.
Their global technical support is really nice and has been helpful (called them up before buying it to make sure it works with Vista 64 bit).
Highly recommended!
And by the way, really liked NCIX's handling of this order. Although it was back ordered, they still provided it to me within a few days.

This review was modfied by poster @ 01-16-10 01:18 AM

Experience: 7 Days


it worksis
size - bigger than an usb jumpdrive
used this for my Acer Revo 3600 because the built-in wifi is horrible.

no problems installing drivers to windows 7. connects to asus rt-n16 with ease.

x "speedtest.net"
down - avg 13Mb/s
up - avg 0.5Mb/s
ping - 25ms

distance to router is 10 feet

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TL-WN821N Wireless N USB Adapter complies with IEEE 802.11n (Draft 2.0) and IEEE 802.11b/g standards. Wireless transmission rates can reach up to 300Mbps. This adapter can also simultaneously operate bandwidth intensive applications using a lot of bandwidth which are sensitive to interruption. When using multiple bandwidth intensive applications, the most sensitive of these applications can be given priority over the others to be allocated more bandwidth in order to assure quality.

Quick Specs:
Host Interface USB
Form Factor External
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbit/s
Height 0.4"
Width 1"
Depth 3.7"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

General Information  
     Brand Name: TP-LINK
     Manufacturer: TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: TL-WN821N
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.tp-link.com
     Product Model: TL-WN821N
     Product Name: TL-WN821N 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: USB
     Additional Information:

Modulation Types:

  • OFDM
  • CCK
  • 16-QAM
  • 64-QAM


Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.68" (93.50 mm)
     Form Factor: External
     Height: 0.43" (11 mm)
     Width: 1.02" (26 mm)
Technical Information  
     Antenna Type: Omnidirectional Antenna
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • AES
  • TKIP
  • WPA2-PSK
  • 64/128/152-bit WEP

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbit/s

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